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Boat Friday

 

Looking through the Maeslantkering lock/storm barrier out to the North Sea.

(at Hoek van Holland, NL)

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

Looking through the Maeslantkering lock/storm barrier out to the North Sea.

(at Hoek van Holland, NL)

 

 

 

comments (29)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 29 Jun 2018, 00:27
An eye-catching view of this tug through the braces! A nice contrast between the blues and whites.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Steven. This was one of those times when I was thankful for my 1200mm lens because you can't get close to this barrier, only seeing it from afar.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Jun 2018, 01:56
J'aime beaucoup la composition de cette photo.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
It makes a nice frame, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frank.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 29 Jun 2018, 04:03
so beautifully framed
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri.
Nice peek through composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I was quite pleased by all the boats I could see by peeking. smile
Nicely framed, Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Jun 2018, 06:15
I am very impressed with the way the Dutch seem to have mastery over the tides
Ginnie Hart: I am, too, Chris. When you come back for a visit we will show you these marvels.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 29 Jun 2018, 06:18
That is quite the place to visit and this is a beautiful view, Ginnie
At the far end you see a ship waiting on the North Sea to enter the "Nieuwe Waterweg" (New Waterway)
Ginnie Hart: I am so glad you took us to see this technological marvel, Astrid. The entire world needs to be paying attention to the Dutch right now, I'm afraid, with the rising of the seas.
Très sympa et originale ta composition Ginnie.
Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. This lock is quite the contraption from afar but I so wanted to get up close to it.
Bravo pour la prise de vue !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2018, 07:24
I like the view here. I think the storm barrier will remain unused for a at least a few more days.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. I only fear that it will need more use than usual in the months/years to come. The next "practice" run of the lock will be in September sometime, at which time we'd like to go and see it in operation.
The Dutch know a thing or two about building locks!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they do, Bill. Dutch engineering, when it comes to controlling water flow, may need to be put in use all over the world in the years to come, I'm afraid.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Jun 2018, 07:42
I continually learn from you, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: We learn from each other all the time, Lisl! That's what friends are for.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Jun 2018, 07:43
Excellent framage Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Oh.....zijn jullie op de kering geweest ? Ben een beetje jaloers.
En wij die er 7 km vandaan wonen nog nooit ;-0
Hele mooie kijk op al het water en zijn scheepvaart
Ginnie Hart: We were not ON the barrier, Marjolein, but on the hilltop nearby where you can view it. My 1200mm lens brings it up close. In September they will have a test closure of the lock, at which time we hope to go and see it in action. Wouldn't it be fun if we could meet each other there! You are lucky to live so dichtbij!
  • Anne
  • France
  • 29 Jun 2018, 09:30
Nice framing.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Anne.
wow, what is it a barrier against? something getting in? or something getting out? the water looks amazing... great shot!
Ginnie Hart: The barrier is to keep the water from the North Sea out, Elaine, if too much water is coming into the country during a storm. It's the kind of thing many countries would benefit from, including the USA (like during the hurricanes that hit the Gulf cities.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jun 2018, 11:33
You used the available lines quite well, in the focusing. The one thing about the little cameras is that it is difficult to create DOF with them - but there is enough here.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about the DOF, Louis. Sometimes I can get it, especially if I'm in macro mode. Thanks.
The North Sea? Oh I am sure I can see you from England on a clear day.
Ginnie Hart: I will always see you on a clear day, LC, if I ever find out who I'm looking for! grin
I really like how you used the railing to frame the shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ruthie.
Great viewpoint Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian.
i love your framing here Ginnie... have a great weekend....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Peter.
Nice lines and framing...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Larry.
A superb photo Ginnie.
Nice day to you
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2018, 09:10
what a coincidence, Ginnie - earlier today i was reading that the Dutch are in the process of drawing up masterplans for their preparedness up to 2100 and beyond.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Ayush. The Dutch think ahead and don't wait till catastrophes happen before they figure out what has to be done. The rest of the world has much to learn from The Netherlands right now!
Took the boat from the Hook once, many years ago - that's my only contact with it!
Ginnie Hart: That would be a fun trip, Tom, I'm sure!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2018, 01:58
Wonderful framing...like all the triangles!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bonnie. That would be a good game for children...to see how many triangles they could find in this image. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2018, 18:51
I love the way you have framed this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2018, 21:39
Great perspective! Loved the white against the blue!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. It was that kind of day.

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